Tags: Life Sciences

September 27, 2023

Kirian Claeyé promoted to partner at ALTIUS

ALTIUS is delighted to announce that Kirian Claeyé has been promoted to partner as per September 2023. Congratulations Kirian!

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September 5, 2023

The Belgian Competition Authority has declared itself competent to examine mergers and acquisitions between hospitals under its merger control regime, following the Act of 29 March 2021

A lot of uncertainty has existed about the requirement for hospitals to notify M&A transactions to the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”). On 28 June 2023, the BCA decided to partially lift the stand-still obligation regarding a concentration between two hospitals, and it further clarified the applicable rules in a follow-up Communication of 14 July 2023.

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July 3, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | The New EU Deforestation Regulation: Stay Compliant, Succeed Sustainably

In this Life Sciences session, the experts from our agri-food law team Philippe de Jong and Bart Junior Bollen provided valuable insights into the Regulation’s implications and equiped businesses with the necessary knowledge to ensure compliance in this evolving landscape.

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June 14, 2023

Belgian Medicines Agency announces stricter monitoring of negative formulations on medicines packaging

On 17 May 2023, the Belgian Medicines Agency (FAMHP) announced that marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) have three years to comply with the prohibition of “negative formulations” on the packaging of medicinal products for human use.

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June 13, 2023

The New EU Deforestation Regulation: Stay Compliant, Succeed Sustainably

You are warmly invited to our upcoming webinar on the topic of the recently published EU Deforestation Regulation, presented from a legal perspective.

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June 2, 2023

CJEU interprets the concept of a global MA strictly

On 16 March 2023, in Joined Cases C‑438/21 P to C‑440/21 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) interpreted the concept of a ‘global marketing authorisation’. It held that Article 6(1) of Directive 2001/83 (the Community Code) sets out exhaustively the line extensions for which the marketing authorisations (MAs) will fall under the same global MA as the initial MA.

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May 8, 2023

Agri-Food Law Seminar

We are excited to announce that our annual Agri-food Law Seminar will take place on 9 June 2023! 

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May 5, 2023

EU harmonizes THC limits in hemp seed (food) as from 1 January 2023 – Update Belgium

The EU regulator has harmonized the maximum levels for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in hemp seeds throughout the Union within the food contaminants framework.

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April 24, 2023

EU passes sweeping due diligence rules on deforestation-free supply chains for products such as cocoa, coffee and soy

An EU Regulation on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (“Deforestation Regulation”) was agreed upon by the EU legislators in December 2022. The European Parliament has now green-lighted the Provisional Agreement at this month’s plenary session.

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April 19, 2023

ALTIUS Seminars – Pharma Law Seminar

This year, we have the honour of welcoming Wouter Beke (Member of Parliament for CD&V and former Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health, Family and Poverty Reduction) and Nick Van Gelder (Head of the Legislation and Litigation Division at the FAGG/AFMPS) as our guest speakers.

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March 14, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | The N°1, healthy, rich in learning webinar about claims

During this session, Mathieu Maniet, François Lambert and Karel Martens discuss the rules for No. 1 claims, cosmetic claims and health and nutrition claims, and give you an overview of the most important issues as well as practical guidelines.

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February 28, 2023

The N°1, healthy, rich in learning webinar about claims

Is your product a No.1 seller? Good for your health or rich in fiber? Does it contain no parabens? Do you want to shout it loudly from the rooftops or at least on your packaging?

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